In a grueling Sunday matchup against their rival, the New York Giants, the Washington Commanders experienced a painful 14-7 loss. The game was marked by a remarkable 18 punts, setting a season record for the most punts in a single game. Washington’s offense struggled significantly, as they went 1-for-15 on third downs and 1-for-3 in the red zone, leaving much to be desired.
Following the disappointing loss, Jonathan Allen, the defensive tackle, offered his evaluation of the game when questioned by NBC4 Sports’ JP Finlay. In a candid response, Allen summarized, “They whooped our ass. Plain and simple. Gotta be better.”
The interview took an unexpected turn when Allen was asked if the recurring struggles had become “frustrating.” At this point, Allen didn’t hold back, responding emphatically, “F— yes, it does.
I’m f—ing tired of this shit. F—ing tired of this bullshit. It’s been seven f—ing years of the same shit. I’m tired of this shit.”
Allen was further questioned about what could be done to change the course of the season, to which he replied, “Get our minds right and get ready to play f—ing Philadelphia.”
The defeat pushed Washington’s season record to 3-4, with an unimpressive 0-2 record in their division. Longtime Washington fans are all too familiar with Allen’s sentiments, as the Commanders have not achieved a winning season since 2016.
Although the Commanders welcomed a new owner, Josh Harris, in the offseason, on-field success has remained elusive. After starting the year 2-0, Washington has struggled to maintain its momentum, currently sitting at 1-4. Ron Rivera, the head coach of the Commanders, now holds a record of 25-30-1 since taking the helm.